The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has an opening for a PhD position on Circular Economy and Climate Change Mitigation. The position will be working on the Horizon Europe project CircEUlar, a Horizon Europe Project led by IIASA in collaboration with leading European institutions.
The circular economy has been recognized at the EU and global levels as an important mechanism to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). Both the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UN International Resource Panel (IRP) has pointed to potential synergies between reducing material footprints and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, a better and more detailed understanding of these synergies (and potential trade-offs) are desired across the economy. To enable such analysis, the project will be linking different modeling frameworks such as Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), and Multi-Regional Input-output models (MRIO) with sectoral models of Transport, Building, etc. and apply these for analysis across selected focus areas.
This includes, in particular, joining a project team working on adapting, interfacing, and applying scenario-based MFA, IOA, and IAM modeling with a combined focus on climate change mitigation and circular economy. The duration of the position is 3-4 yrs.
Applications and more information can be found online.